October 2019

After a couple of weeks off in the Philippines, I’m back, and so is my weekly list of tech, entrepreneur and nerd events happening in and around the Tampa Bay area, the best small tech market in North America! After a day’s work of developing software, hardware, tech services, space tech and more, Tampa Bay’s techies get together to share our knowledge, work on passion projects, build things, or hang out over a meal and some drinks. We do the things that a great community does, and those things are listed here on Global Nerdy every week.

Here’s what’s happening in Tampa Bay this week!

This weekly list is posted as a voluntary service to the Tampa tech community. With the notable exceptions of Tampa iOS Meetup and Coders, Creatives and Craft Beer — both of which I run — most of this information comes from Meetup.com, EventBrite, and other local event announcement sites. I can’t guarantee the accuracy of the dates and times listed here; if you want to be absolutely sure that the event you’re interested in is actually taking place, please contact the organizers!

Monday, October 28

SecureSet, one of the driving forces behind Tampa Bay’s growing cybersecurity scene, holds a tour of their offices every Monday. You’ll see where they do their thing, learn about their program offerings and find out what sets they apart. You’ll also meet their campus director, observe a class (when available), learn about career services and financing, and/or chat with an admissions specialist.

Tuesday, October 29

Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer is Tampa’s hottest new techie social event, and the Hallowe’en edition happens Tuesday! Join your hosts Anitra Pavka and Joey deVilla at 7venth Sun Brewery in Seminole Heights for tasty beverages, tacos, great conversation, and a possible geek jam session! (If you play an acoustic musical instrument, bring it!)

Wednesday, October 30

We’re fortunate to have one of the Agile Manifesto’s signatories living here in Tampa Bay: Alistair Cockburn, the merry prankster of Agile and the creator of Heart of Agile, “a radically simpler approach to achieve outstanding outcomes.” Wednesday’s Heart of Agile meetup will feature masks — and unmasking! With the help of Heart of Agile collaboration cards, he’ll show you how to increase collaboration in your projects.

Thursday, October 31

If you want to get to know some of the people who’ve been driving Tampa Bay’s tech community forward for the past few years, just attend Geek Breakfast. Held on the last Thursday of every month at Jimbo’s Pit Bar-B-Q, this is an informal breakfast where the bright lights of Tampa’s tech scene enjoy a down-home breakfast, lots of coffee, and even more great conversation. I’ll be there this Thursday — will you?

Friday, November 1

The Lean Coffee premise is simple: build better agile communities by holding structured, collaboratively-steerd agile discussions of Agile over coffee — and nice and early, so that you can still get to work on time! There are two happening in the area on Friday — one in Clearwater, and the other in Carollwood.

Saturday, November 2

Sunday, November 3

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Tampa Community Connect, one of Tampa Bay’s annual community-driven tech conferences, takes place this Saturday, October 26th at Keiser University Tampa. And yes, it’s free to attend!

This year’s keynote speaker is Marc Zentmeyer of Microsoft, where he’s the Southeast Region Intelligent Cloud Director, and is responsible for the company’s cloud, data and artificial Intelligence solutions. His talk is titled AI: The 21st Century Industrial Revolution.

This year’s event includes the following tracks:

  • Business/devops
  • Cloud/IOT
  • Database
  • Desktop
  • Devops
  • Mobile
  • Open source/IT pro
  • Soft skills

Once again, it doesn’t cost anything to attend Tampa Community Connect, and they also provide lunch. Sign up at TampaCC.org.

 

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On vacation — back on Monday, October 28th

by Joey deVilla on October 14, 2019

I’m on vacation in the Philippines, and so for the first time in two and half years, I’m putting my weekly list of Tampa Bay tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events on pause. They’ll return in time for the week on Monday, October 28th. I’ll see you then!

Until I return, stay safe, stay connected, and keep Making It Tampa Bay!

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Tential Tuesday happens tonight!

by Joey deVilla on October 8, 2019

Here’s an accordion number to promote Tential Tuesday, the data/development pro gathering run by my friends at Tential’s Tampa office. I played it last Saturday at BarCamp Tampa Bay 2019 to promote tonight’s Tential Tuesday event:

Tonight’s Tential Tuesday event takes place at Valpak (1 Valpak Ave. N) at 6:00 p.m. and features Microsoft’s Buck Woody, Applied Data Scientist at Microsoft, whose talk is titled Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Learning for the Data Professional. Here’s the abstract:

Whether you set up and operate data processing systems or write programs that use them, modern databases like Microsoft’s SQL Server have facilities to work with Machine Learning constructs. In this session, Buck Woody – a Data Scientist from Microsoft Engineering – will explain Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, all with examples from the SQL Server Platform. You’ll see practical examples of ML, AI and DL, right within the SQL Server platform, and get resources to learn more and try out the examples on your own.

If you’re a techie in the Tampa Bay area, Tential Tuesdays are important. They’re one of the up-and-coming local networking events, and they’re organized by the hardest-working tech staffing company in the Bay. They’ve been making their presence known at events of all sizes, from five people to five hundred, and they’ve been connecting people to opportunities like no one else in the area. They’re my go-to people, and if you’re a techie in Tampa Bay, they should be yours too.

For more details about tonight’s Tential Tuesday, see the Meetup page for tonight’s event.

This is not a post sponsored by Tential — they don’t even know that I’m writing this. I’m just a fan, and their events are good.

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What does Tampa Bay do after a big tech event like BarCamp Tampa Bay, where the Sun Coast’s brightest lights got together to share their knowledge and get together?

We get back to the business of being the best small tech market in North America (according to the commercial real estate firm CBRE, who are in the business of knowing these things). After a day’s work of developing software, hardware, tech services, space tech and more, we get together to share our knowledge, work on passion projects, build things, or hang out over a meal and some drinks. We do the things that a great community does, and those things are listed here on Global Nerdy every week.

Here’s what’s happening in Tampa Bay this week!

This weekly list is posted as a voluntary service to the Tampa tech community. With the notable exceptions of Tampa iOS Meetup and Coders, Creatives and Craft Beer — both of which I run — most of this information comes from Meetup.com, EventBrite, and other local event announcement sites. I can’t guarantee the accuracy of the dates and times listed here; if you want to be absolutely sure that the event you’re interested in is actually taking place, please contact the organizers!

Join the mailing list!

If you’d like to get this list in your email inbox every week, enter your email address below. You’ll only be emailed once a week, and the email will contain this list, plus links to any interesting news, upcoming events, and tech articles.

Join the Tampa Bay Tech Events list and always be informed of what’s coming up in Tampa Bay!


Monday, October 7

Tuesday, October 8

Wednesday, October 9

Thursday, October 10

Friday, October 11

Saturday, October 12

Sunday, October 13

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